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Criminal sentencing options that the courts can give include:
The New South Wales Local Court also has a number of programs that may be recommended by the magistrate to address underlying causes of offending. These are outlined in Diversion programs.
For information on the main issues that judges and magistrates take into account when sentencing an offender, see 'Sentencing Bench Book a guide to sentencing in Australia' published by the Judicial Commission of New South Wales.
If you have had a family member, partner or close friend sentenced to a term in a correctional centre, you can:
08 May 2023
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